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Venture Capital This Week - Dec 27

Published: 12/27/2012 9:30:14 AM


It's always an interesting week in venture capital. Discover the best stories, blog posts and other information inside the VC ecosystem in the US and in hotspots around the world. Onward dear reader…


NEW YORK STARTUP SCENE?

A survey of VCs expects more money to go to enterprise IT…so what will happen to the consumer-oriented New York startup scene?


    PE Hub
: Hitting the Wall in 2013?


INVESTING IN RUSSIAN STARTUPS

Have a hankering to broaden your investing horizons to Russia? Here’s a handy “guide” to considering your options.


    VentureBeat
: How to Invest in Russian Startups


VCS ON 2013

General Catalyst Partners VC Neil Sequeria says that venture capital is an "artisan craft".


     Venture Capital Dispatch
: Why Venture Is an Artisan Craft Business


INVESTOR - ENTREPRENEUR FIT

Entrepreneurs seeking financing should focus their efforts on seeking out investors that fit you and your startup best, according to VC Jeff Bussgang.


     Jeff Bussgang
: Finding Investor-Entrepreneur Fit

SERIES A CRUNCH IN EUROPE?

There is supposedly a Series A round financing crunch happening in the US, and European VC Nic Brisbourne wonders whether this will occur in Europe.


     The Equity Kicker:
Will There Be a Crunch In Europe?


MOBILE + ENTERPRISE = OPPORTUNITY

Ravi Mhatre at Lightspeed Venture Partners believes that we will see more companies formed in 2013 to address enterprise mobility scaling problems.


     Ravi Mhatre
: The Mobile Enterprise in 2013


ONLINE IS EATING SHOPPING MALLS

Andreessen Horowitz VC Jeff Jordan lays out compelling data about the effects of online shopping on American shopping malls:


     Jeff Jordan
: Why Malls Are Getting Mauled


LIGHTBANK EXPANDING ITS MODEL

Internet and digital media investor Lightbank is geographically expanding its model beyond the Midwest. This is an in-depth profile of the unusual VC firm:


     TechCrunch
: Lightbank Aims to Change the VC Game


MONEYBALL AND VC?

Some VCs are using data to guide their investment decision-making, but Blumberg Capital VC Jon Soberg thinks that may be overblown.


     Jon Soberg
: Skeptical About Moneyball In VC


 

Don Jones
CEO, VentureDeal

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